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PREVIEW: Film Score Fest Screenings (MNKino)

A still from one of the featured films in tonight’s Film Score Fest, taking place at the Science Museum of Minnesota in St. Paul.

The present heatwave broke overnight, but MNKino is looking to heat things up this afternoon and evening with its Film Score Fest. The annual event, held at the Science Museum in St. Paul, pairs short films with soundtracks performed by a live orchestra. The event sells out every year; this year, the festival’s burgeoning popularity has led to a second screening session, of submissions that will play without the live orchestra (e.g., if the soundtrack was too difficult to perform in the allotted rehearsal time, or for reasons of variety). 

This year’s Film Score Fest will be unveiled to the public in two segments: a free 4:30 PM screening of films with pre-recorded soundtracks (usually computer MIDI renders), and a 7 PM screening of films with live orchestra. Although pre-sale tickets for the 7 PM screening have sold out, 80 tickets ($10 suggested donation) will be available for sale at the door.

4:30 PM Program

Selected Films:

  • A Journey for a Cure – Aida Al-Kadi, Jessica Saltz
  • A Spring Snow – Rebecca Heidenberg, Kev Pinnix
  • Age of Infamy – Aaron Price, PaviElle French
  • Dream State Disappointment – Christian Finch, Clint Clark
  • Green Planet – Chris Lange, Blake Tanberk
  • Lucky Strike – Vanessa Powers, James Ehlenz
  • Lungs – Sarah Abdel-Jelil, Matt Scuteri
  • Mortal Beloved – Amy Donahue, Basil Considine
  • Perspectives: Minneapolis Montage – Jason Kaasovic, Daniel Carlson
  • Red Zone – Rachel Bownik, Joe Mann
  • See You Later – Kerri O’Halloran, Hon Ki Cheung
  • Studio 2200 – Jauston Charles, Joseph Jerome Lipscomb, Ryan David Stevens
  • The Accountant The Hunt and The Hit – Janelle Ranek, Spike Mason
  • The Eyes Have It – Wendy Placko, Stephanie Henry
  • Unseen – Katherine DeCelle, William Brueggemann
  • Unseen – Hawona Sullivan Janzen, Jamey Cassell
  • Unseen – Sean Kim, Carlisle Evans Peck
  • What’s That Noise? – Alex Kouhi, Jesse Holden
  • Zoonosis – Larry Wydra, Dan Wheeler

7 PM Program

Selected Films:

  • A Love Letter to Me – film by Adja Gildersleve & Shanique Emelife, score by Mike Manor
  • Art You Talking to Me? – film by Audrey Parry, score by Bryan Schumann
  • Build Yourself a Birthday Party – film by Jason Schumacher, score by Samantha Hogan
  • Constructive Interference, Mon Ami – film by John Akre, score by Ryan Udairam
  • Engineers – film by Garrett Tiedemann, score by Paul Fonfara
  • Home Invasion – film by David Mair, score by Brian Neurauter
  • How Not to Be Seen – film by Beth Peloff, score by Alexandria Mueller
  • Human – film by Rodney Johnson, score by Cherelle-Renee Childs
  • In Hindsight – film by Aaron Job, score by Maxwell Lafontant
  • Only I Can See – film by Oliver James & Hannah Kuhn, score by Brad Fowler
  • Results – film by Penny Pauletich, score by Carl Sorenson
  • Roro – film by Kat Eng, score by Sarah Muellerleile & Joe Hastings
  • Snack Table – film by Rachel Weber, score by Simon Sperl
  • The Couch – film by Thao Doan, score by Jason Hogan
  • The Muse – film by Seth Grabow & Philip Wels, score by Benji Inniger
  • Voice from the Cardboard Castle – film by Ron Emery, score by Mary Beth Huttlin

Youth Spotlights:

  • Ascendance – film by KAYSC youth, score by Timothy Brandl
  • Invisible – film by KAYSC youth, score by Haley Olson

MNKINO Team Video:

  • Horizon – film by Oanh Vu & Andy Dayton, score by Kurt Hattenberger
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